The Hotel


In our hotel you will experience pure relaxation and a proverbial “happy” view of the pure nature, idyllic mountain landscape and the beautiful Appenzellerland. We are a cozy, simply, good and family-managed hotel – and that since five generations.

Our Guests stay with us cause they enjoy hiking and scenic nature, are enthusiastic about living traditions and of course value very good food. Stroll through our Hotel Website in peace and quiet and get ready for the warm and hearty Appenzell hospitality.
We are looking forward to your visit!

Arno & Silvie Inauen – Ihre Gastgeber


If your eyes love the beautiful

The landscape is pure beauty and the “inner values” of the Hotel Frohe Aussicht are also impressive. The hotel offers 16 cozy rooms, one a la carte restaurant and a garden restaurant with imaginative cuisine, a small spa area and a massage practice for your well-being, which are the ingredients for your “happy stay”.

The Hotel Frohe Aussicht is a Hotel for individual guests, families and nature lovers as well as business customers who like it authentic.


Fantastically located in the countryside

The Hotel Frohe Aussicht lives up to its name: Beautifully located on the outskirts of Schwende, offers hotel guests and visitors in all directions an enchanting view of the Alpstein area. Around the Alpstein is one of the most popular hiking regions in eastern Switzerland. From Schwende you can reach Appenzell by car in just 10 minutes or by bike in 20 minutes. Only about 300m from the Hotel is the station of the Appenzellerbahn. (Train)
Convince yourself. A panoramic view from the roof of our hotel says more than 1000 words. Enjoy the tour!



Traditional Appenzeller living in the Hotel Frohe Aussicht

Harmonious retreat oases with a special view that reflect the nature and the Appenzellerland. The Hotel comprises a total of 16 rooms spread over 2 floors (12 doubles and 4 singles). The detailed hotel facilities can be found here. The room descriptions and room rates can be found here. The room rates range between CHF 70.00 and CHF 91.00 per person. We offer bed and breakfast or half board (in addition to a 4-course dinner).

The Hotel Frohe Aussicht offers attractive package deals as well.


An imaginative culinary experience in the Hotel Frohe Aussicht

The traditional, cozy, restaurant offers 55 seats and welcomes you!

Please come in and enjoy the panorama in our restaurant.



The hotel kitchen regularly offers culinary theme weeks. Here you can enjoy delicious regional specialties, fish, game and mushroom dishes, as well as fine wines from the well-stocked wine cellar of our hotel.

Homemade jams and yoghurt as well as typical regional products from the Appenzell region (bread, sausage, butter, cheese, eggs and milk) characterize the breakfast at the Hotel Frohe Aussicht. Quality and freshness of the processed products is very important to us. We have been working together for years with quality-conscious and predominantly regional partners and are proud of the good cooperation.

The restaurant is also the right address for private events such as birthday parties, christenings or business lunches. You can choose your favorite room here and discover our menu suggestions.
If the weather is sunny and warm, we are happy to serve you on our wonderful terrace. In summer, you can dine as well on the terrace.



Sports & Sights

Nature, sports, culture, excursions and more – good rest can be so varied!
In the Appenzeller Land it is like this: Every farm, every mountain, every brook, every tree – everything is exactly in the right place and pleases the senses of the beholder. And if you look closer, you will discover loving details everywhere.
Both in winter and in summer: We have put together some of the most beautiful ways to enjoy your stay at Hotel Frohe Aussicht on this page.


Rest & relaxation – for your body and soul

The Hotel Frohe Aussicht offers its guests a small spa area. Choose between Finnish sauna and a real bio-sauna.

In the Hotel’s massage practice, Host Silvie offers a comprehensive spa program for your body, with a comprehensive therapy and spa offer.


The quality guarantee for your stay

Our greatest pleasure is the satisfaction of our guests. We give our very best every day, so that our guests feel comfortable with us and recommend us. We keep our hotel in shape and keep coming up with something new to make your stay an absolute pleasure.

The best quality guarantee is your feedback. Thanks to numerous customer reviews, you can experience for yourself how other people have experienced the Hotel Frohe Aussicht. Have a look at our feedback page.


Further valuable information

The opening times of the hotel and restaurant Frohe Aussicht can be found here.

More answers to your questions can be found in our guest information.



Well, now let us do something good for your eyes. Lean back and enjoy impressions of the Hotel Frohe Aussicht.

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